SecureDrives' SSD self-destructs on command
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Published: 2nd October 2014 | Source: SecureDrives |
SecureDrives' SSD self-destructs
The UK based company SecureDrives makes very specialized SSDs, SSDs which self encrypt and now even self destruct!
Their Autothysis SSDs go well beyond the norm when it comes to security, most drives like this settle with 256-bit AES hardware encryption but this drive goes one step further with a full on physical self destruct, when the owner texts the drive a special code, making stolen/lost data completely unrecoverable.
As an SSD drive the Autothesis drive is nothing special when it comes to specifications or performance. They are in the normal/popular 2.5-inch form factor but are a larger than usual at 9.5mm thick. Read and write are also well below what we call normal, with up to 127 MB/s read and up to 120MB/s write.
While the read/write characteristics of this drive are sub-par, the encryption and self destruct features make these drives vastly more expensive than normal SSDs, costing around £1000 for even the 128GB model. One thing is for sure, if security is your number one priority and money is not as issue, it sounds like this drive all but guarantees that your data will remain protected under any almost any circumstances.
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